Oct 15, 2012 5:00am PDT
833 miles per hour, during his decent over the new mexico desert. -- descent over the new mexico desert. nine minutes after plunging he landed safely much to his mother's relief this came 65 years to the day after someone else broke the sound barrier, legendary pilot chuck yeager commemorated the event by smashing through the sound barrier again yesterday in the back of an -- yeager is impressive 89-years-old doing that. . >>> mission accomplished for endeavour this morning. retired space craft is at its new home at the california science in los angeles. it got there 17 hours behind schedule sunday after incredible and historic and very slow journey through the center of the city. crews chopped down 400 trees to clear a path for endeavour which crawled through l.a. streets at two miles an hour. >> had to move in different directions this is amazing we were going around things sideways, going back and forth a lot. >> there were a few close calls, it came close to hitting light poles and free branches. the shrum goes on display at center october 30th. two miles an hour typical l.a.
Oct 8, 2012 5:00am PDT
night at 7:42. >>> unfavorable weather in new mexico will delay an attempt to set record for extreme skydiving from 120,000 feet above the earth. we last saw the austrian daredevil in july when he used a giant balloon to lift his space pod to the edge of space 96,000 feet high then jumped out free fall lasted nearly four minutes. he released his parachute and finished the 18 mile skydive standing up. tomorrow he hopes to break the sound barrier with jut his body current record is health by his coach retired air force colonel. >> joe suffered frostbite on the way down he was falling so long. they thought he broke he sound the barrier but they revised that. >> i skydiving one time 10,000 feet. this is -- >> he was 10 times that high. >> yeah. we'll check in with mike. >>> here's a look outside, looking down from vollmer peak, emeryville in the foreground, bay bridge, towards san francisco, fairly clear, a little fog around santa rosa, otherwise live doppler is clear of clouds and radar returns. we'll be watching monterey bay and south tomorrow into wednesday for any radar returns out o